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African Pride Audacia Manor Boutique Hotel
Ranked #9 of 43 Hotels in Durban
Certificate of Excellence
Melbourne, Australia
Level 2 Contributor
9 reviews
6 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
“Wonderful Audacia”
Reviewed January 29, 2009

I travel to Sth Africa often on business and on the most recent trip needed to include a visit to Durban. For my business it is very important that the hotel I use is professional but welcoming as I see most of the clients on the premises. The Audacia is all that and more. The staff went out of their way to make our team and our clients feel very welcome. The service was the best I have seen in Sth Africa. The rooms themselves are amazing, large and beautifully decorated with a number of them with balconies looking down on Durban. We also found the food to be of the highest quality and rarely found ourselves leaving the property for meals. I highly recommend this property for both business and leisure. I will certainly stay there on my next visit.

  • Liked — Everything.
  • Disliked — Nothing
  • Stayed September 2008, traveled on business
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Reviewed November 11, 2008

I lived in Durban many years ago but return frequently to visit. Finally I have found a place to stay that's worth returning to! I stumbled upon Audacia by chance, and it immediately looked promising. Well, that promise turned into a wonderful reality. A very grand old house set in a large garden, in the best part of Durban, it is elegant and classy without that banal, generic chicness that so many places around the world suffer from. The owner is a larger-than-life but utterly down to Earth. And so is the house.
Clearly no expense was been spared in making Audacia a great hotel. The style is appropriately traditional, with a fairly simple, masculine feel; nothing fussy, cutesy or pretentious. Our room was magnificent with sweeping views of the entire city; There is a large swimming pool. Breakfast were very good. Round the clock security was a standout -excellent in a somewhat paranoid city.
The fact that this place seems largely unknown is unfortunate. It does every single thing right, pretty much unheard of in Durban.
My only quibble was that the shades on the breakfast verandah seemed to be permanently closed.

  • Liked — Supremely comfortable and elegant, great location
  • Disliked — Very little -see review
  • Stayed December 2007, traveled as a couple
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Property: African Pride Audacia Manor Boutique Hotel
Address: 11 Sir Arthur Road | Morningside, Durban 4001, South Africa (Formerly African Pride Audacia Manor)
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Location: South Africa > KwaZulu-Natal > Durban
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Restaurant Swimming Pool Airport Transportation
Hotel Style:
Ranked #9 of 43 Hotels in Durban
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:5 star — African Pride Audacia Manor Boutique Hotel 5*
Number of rooms: 10
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Built in 1928, African Pride Audacia Manor is a lavish hotel centrally-located minutes from the ICC, the Golden Mile beachfront and Moses Mabhida Stadium, Kingsmead and Kings Park. All our rooms have balconies that provide 180 degree views of the city and the ocean, while our Coach House offers private courtyards with outside spa baths and outdoor showers. We offer a personalised service to all our esteemed GUESTS, so whether you are in town for business or leisure, our team will ensure a fantastic stay and great memories. ... more   less 
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